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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother,a grandmothe and a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Thousand Words in Idioms, Up or Down?

"A Thousand Words in Idioms"

As long as people have been around, they have tried to communicate with each other. As a means of getting the message across as clearly as possible, idioms and sayings have found their way into our language. Now, because "a picture paints a thousand words", I thought it would be nice to make this a photo challenge. The idea is to choose an idiom, or a saying, (even slang is allowed) and illustrate it with a picture. You can find the first edition here if you need some inspiration.

If "language is the dress of thoughts" ( Johnson), then idioms must the wardrobe

From now on everybody can join in. No need to follow the alphabet, just pick two idioms and illustrate them with your pictures. Grab that camera or look in your archives. Just be creative, that's all I'm asking!
And don't forget to have fun and visit one another, okay?
This week I’m doing the clothes edition. What not to wear. Sort of.
At least, not when I’m around with my camera!   

" Caught with your pants down"
If you're caught with your pants down, you're caught doing something bad or forbidden.

"Pull your socks up":

If you're telling someone to pull their socks up, you're saying they need to improve their performance.

Well … I think both of these gentlemen need to polish up their act a little, but that’s just my humble opinion!! ROFL!!! Remember guys, you’re being warned!
You never know when I’m around, but when I am, I always have my camera at hand!


Don’t forget to sign Mr Linky if you’re playing so that we can visit each other.

Have FUN!!  I know I do!




Oh by the way, I had a bit of a busy day and evening yesterday, but I have answered all my comments on the two previous posts again. I’m trying to keep up with them as much as I can, but sometimes I run behind a bit, I’m sorry. And I’ll try and visit everyone back today, okay? Have a great day!


quilly said...

Okay, that first guy followed the directions on his underwear. (Or are they his wife's underwear?) Now, maybe we should print the same directions on his breaches?

And Amoeba wears shorts and socks but it's just so wrong!

Anonymous said...

OMG...these are just too funny. I'm going to have to watch myself when you are in Hawai'i LOL. Great idioms my friend and your pictures are excellent :) Aloha

Suki said...

Hi Jientje!
I just wanted to let you know that I've chosen your blog for an award, please come over to my blog to pick it up. Congratulations!

Barbara H. said...

I had never heard the second one, but both these photos illustrate their idioms so well!! Good work.

Wanda..... said...

Now the second guy was a good idiom...not too uncommon...but that first man/woman??? needs serious help...whichever they are! Funny Jientje!!!

Gattina said...

Hehe, very nice idioms in photos ! Didn't know "pull in" underwear !

Dimple said...

Thanks for your comment on my Cedars post. The trees are not generally very fragrant as you walk next to them, but if you crush a few fronds they smell very nice, indeed.

Ellie said...

I think they tried to make a law in Chicago - to enforce pants up in public :) Unsuccessfully! I really like you new header - very creative and bold - that bra is a good size :)

MaR said...

Ohhhh, the gents need a fashion consultant NOW!! great shots, glad you dared :)

Momisodes said...

Oh my goodness! I love that his underwear says, "Pull-in." As if they're just begging to be tucked back into his pants :)

Great catches.

James said...

These are great! Now I'm going to have a talk with my wife she is always telling me to pull up my socks. :-p It's funny because I always wear shorts,black socks and even black shoes similar to the guy in the picture.

Dr.John said...

Two very common idioms with really great pictures.
You make this look so easy.

kayerj said...

LOL! I agree, love you idioms today and your photo's!

Unknown said...

Note to self: When she comes to Chicago, there must be absolutely NO wardrobe malfunctions.

Heidi said...

I've seen these saggy pants, one time sagging all the way to the guy's knees. He was wearing a very long shirt and he had to hold onto the pants lest they rest on his shoes as he sauntered along. I just don't get that, do you? I don't even think it would be appropriate to photograph that. You've done a great job with your idioms here. I like the socks.

Jientje said...

@ quilly: That UNDERWEAR is SO wrong!!! What breaches? LOL!
@ Thom : Well, now at least you know what NOT to wear?
@ Zen: Thanks Zen, that's very sweet of you!
@ Barbara H.: Thanks, I loved yours too!
@ Wanda : It was a man Wanda!!
@ Gattina:Never mind,I doubt if it will become a trend!
@ Dimple : Thanks for the info!
@ Ellie : Everybody seems to like that header! LOL!
@ Mar : Where are Trinny and Susannah if you need them eh? Somebody has to do it! ROFL!!
@ Momisodes : I could not help myself, I HAD to take the pictures!
@ James : Ooooh JAMES!!!! No wonder that kid in Chinatown looked unhappy!!
@ Dr.John: Is that so?
@ kaye : ROFL, I had FUN!!! Still am!!
@ Lou: A warned man is worth four? LOL!

Jientje said...

@ Heidi: By the time the underwear guy was done packing his stuff his jeans were even further down!! At least your guy had a long shirt to cover his behind!

Melli said...

You know... If I find ONE picture of my fat belly on this blog, I might just have to super glue your lens cap on!!! ROFLMBO!!! You are BAD! (actually... I have some pics like this too...) YIKES!

Liz said...

I love the photos! The idioms were very well illustrated.

Libby's Library said...

Isn't it amazing that people will leave their houses looking like this?

RA said...

Great idiom shots, Jientje! I think I will never understand the kind of fashion in your first shot. LOL

Loree said...

Guys can be so sloppy when it comes to clothing. Thankfully, not all of them.

Geert said...

Die sok, dat voel je niet, maar met mijn broek zo rondlopen: nooit ofte nimmer. Bah...

Bientje said...

Ooooooh my sister has been naughty again! These photographs are soooo good! ROFL!
You are ONE saucy chick!
Big hug,
Your little sister

Jientje said...

@ Melli: OOOh Melli, I would never do that!!! I may be bad, but I'm not evil!
@ Betty : Hi Betty!! Nice to meet you!! You're always welcome here, looking forward to more visits and comments from you!!!
@ Liz : But you did very well yourself Liz! Thanks for playing!
@ Libby: Yes, I think so too!
@ ROSIDAH : Nor will I!!!
@ Loree: Thank God for well dressed men!
@ Geert : Nee, dat vind ik ook. 't Is tegenwoordig cool om zo rond te lopen, maar dan wel met een ander soort onderbroek!! Den dezen schreeuwde om gefotografeerd te worden!!
@ Bientje : Ahem. You know me so well. I simply could NOT resist!!!

Christine said...

How do you get these candid shots? I am assuming that they are candid. You are one brave lady or you must have a very good zoom lens! Yes, that must be it! I am going to shop around here for my Christmas present cause I defiantly need a good zoom lens. You would not believe the shots of people that I could get here in Seattle. It is a very colorful place to say the least. Way more colorful that back home.

Jientje said...

@ Christine: Yes, they are candid, and my 20x zooms does a terrific job. Wouldn't it be lovely to spy on the colorful people from Seattle together? LOL! I think we'd pee in our pants! ROFL!!

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